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Polo, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Polo had a population of 572 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Polo is located at latitude 39.552 and longitude -94.0356 in Caldwell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Polo (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Caldwell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

The City of Polo (GNIS ID: 2396247) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Polo is located within Township of Grant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Caldwell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Polo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Polo, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 572
Population in Households 562
Population in Familes 442
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 929
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 227
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 143
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 256 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 152 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $92,083
Average Home Value $143,791


Median Household Income $37,877
Average Household Income $51,483
Per Capita Income $20,808
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.08% -0.21%
Households -0.14% -0.18%
Families 0.81% -0.28%
Median Household Income   0.14%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Polo, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Polo to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 474 54th
Population Density1 # 429 59th
Diversity Index2 # 401 61st
Median Household Income # 620 40th
Per Capita Income # 562 46th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.